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Leadership--Principal/School Leadership


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State Status/Date Level Summary
INSigned into law 05/2013P-12School Administrator Contracts; Principal Leadership
S.B. 402
Changes, from February 1 to March 1, the date by which a governing body shall give written notice of renewal or refusal to renew an assistant superintendent's, a principal's, or an assistant principal's contract. Establishes the principal institute within Indi...

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VASigned into law 02/2013P-12Notice of Principal/Asst. Principal Reassignment
H.B. 1388/S.B. 936
Changes the deadline for a school board to notify principals, assistant principals, or supervisors under continuing contract of their reassignment to teaching positions from April 15 to June 15.
http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?131+ful+SB936ER+pdf...

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CAVetoed 08/2012P-12Teacher Leaders Advisory Panel
A.B. 1765
From bill summary: Requires the Commission on Teaching Credentialing to convene an advisory panel to explore the recognition of leadership roles within the teaching career pathway. Requires the commission to consider the findings of the advisory panel and repo...

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NYSigned into law 08/2012P-12Extended Leave for NYC Principals to Serve as a Principal at a Charter School
A.B. 6300
Allows a principal employed by the New York City district to make a written request to the board of education for an extended leave of absence to serve as a principal at a charter school. Provides that approval of such a leave request for three years or less s...

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PASigned into law 06/2012P-12Authority of a Commonwealth Partnership School District
H.B. 1901 - Sec. 1704-B
Section 1704-B continues provisions of the Empowerment Act that were scheduled to expire June 30, 2012. A Commonwealth Partnership School District is authorized to: 1) cancel or renegotiate any contract, other than collective bargaining agreements, for the pur...

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IASigned into law 05/2012P-12School Administration Manager
S.F. 2284 - Division VI
Permits the authorization of individuals that successfully complete a training program to meet Board of Educational Examiners standards to assist school principals in performing non-instructional duties.
http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/linc/84/external/govbil...

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LASigned into law 04/2012P-12Local Superintendent, School Board and Principal Responsibilities, Authority
H.B. 974
Requires performance contracts for local superintendents in districts that receive a C, D or F grade. The contracts must establish performance targets at the school and district level to include: student achievement and graduation rates. Local superintendents ...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Gifted and Talented Coordinators
H.B. 153 - Gifted and Talented Coordinators
Permits any person assigned to a school as a principal or any other position to also serve as the district's gifted education coordinator, if qualified to do so pursuant to state board of education rules. Page 407 of 1000: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/Bi...

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NCVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2011P-12Principal Employment in Small Schools
H.B. 200 - Principal Employment in Small Schools
Page 52 of 342: Provides that a school created after July 1, 2011 with fewer than 100 students in final average daily membership is not entitled to 12 months of employment for a principal. Page 52 of 342: http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2011/Bills/House/PDF/H200...

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KYSigned into law 03/2011P-12Filling Principal and Personnel Vacancies
S.B. 12
Directs the superintendent, when a principal is filling a personnel vacancy at the school, to provide additional applicants to the principal upon request when qualified applicants are available. Specifies that when the vacancy to be filled is the position of p...

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CAVetoed 08/2010P-12Teacher Leaders Advisory Panel
A.B. 2040
Directs the commission on teacher credentialing to convene an advisory panel to consider:
(1) The various roles of teacher leaders in today's public schools (i.e., master teachers, mentors, induction support providers and fieldwork supervisors, instructional l...

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OHAdopted 10/2009P-12"Teacher Leader" and "Urban Principal" Endorsements
OAC 3301-24-05
Adds new paragraph regarding the "teacher leader" endorsement. Provides endorsement is valid for mentoring and coaching teachers, providing staff development and assisting the principal in developing and supporting a shared vision and clear goals for the schoo...

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ALAdopted 04/2009P-12Leadership Development
290-4-3
Repeals and rewrites rules regarding leadership development. Includes references to both the Alabama Definition of Professional Development and the Alabama Standards for Professional Development. Introduces the Office of Leadership Development, outlines the re...

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GAAdopted 12/2007P-12Teacher Certification
GAC 505-2-.10, -.26, -.96, -.150, -.166, -.167, -.202,-.300, -.350, -.351, -.352, -.353, - .354, -.355; 505-3-.62, -.63
505-2-.10: Adds provisions and clarification for National Guard personnel to apply for JROTC instructor positions, which is now authorized by the Department of Defense. http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/docs/505/2/10.pdf

505-2-.26: Makes available an optional Comp...

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ILAdopted 07/2007P-12Certification
23 IAC 25.30, .85, .314, .335, .620, .750, .755
From description in Illinois Register:

This rulemaking presents proposed requirements for two new certification-related initiatives that were established in 2006 by P.A. 94-1039: a teacher leader endorsement and an alternative route to administrative certifi...

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LAAdopted 05/2007P-12Administrator Certification
LAC 28:CXXXI.240, 703, 705, and 707
Changes the type and level of the teaching certificate required to be certified as an Educational Leader Level 1 (entry-level license required for school and/or district
leadership positions such as principal, superintendent, special education supervisors, etc...

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LAAdopted 10/2006P-12Standards for Certification
LAC 28:CXXXI.Chapters 1-10 (Bulletin 746)
The first update in many years. Identifies all certification guidelines for Louisiana school employees and administrators. Pages 1-52 of 133: http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/reg/0610/0610RUL.pdf...

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ILSigned into law 07/2006P-12Principal Certification, Mentoring and Evaluation
S.B. 860
Requires the state board to establish a new principal mentoring program to allow experienced principals to serve as mentors to new principals during their first year as a principal. Requires the principal, in collaboration with the mentor, to identify areas fo...

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ILSigned into law 06/2006P-12Teaching Excellence Program
H.B. 4308
Requires the state board of education's annual budget to set out by separate line item the appropriation for the Teaching Excellence Program. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/94/HB/PDF/09400HB4308lv.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12Leadership Academy School Support Program
H.B. 2434
Creates the Arkansas Leadership Academy School Support Program to train principals and teachers in schools and districts designated as being in school improvement. Specifies that any school district in school improvement may be invited, strongly encouraged, or...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Committee for Mathematics Achievement
H.B. 93 (Section 2)
Defines terms, including "mathematics coach," "mathematics diagnostic assessment," "mathematics intervention program," "mathematics leader," "mathematics mentor," and "numeracy." Establishes the Committee for Mathematics Achievement to develop a multi-faceted ...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12
Postsec.
The Center for Mathematics
H.B. 93 (Section 4)
Creates the Center for Mathematics to make available professional development for teachers in reliable, research-based diagnostic assessment and intervention strategies, coaching and mentoring models, and other programs in mathematics. Specifies the duties of ...

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